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theophoric

(ˌθɪəˈfɒrɪk)
adj
(Theology) having the name of a god embedded in something, such as a name
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But there is at least one solid theophoric name in which the character indeed represented a wu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or horse year.
Still priest of Emesa's god, whose realm included mountains and the sun, he assumed a theophoric name, Elagabalus (or Heliogabalus).
Lemuel can also be viewed as a theophoric name, ending with El, "God", common in the Bible, like Bethuel and others.
Defining the name as theophoric or as a hypocoristic theophoric name is based on the name analysis as it appears in the corpora and in the publications.
Mnemon can and should be taken as a Greek translation of the theophoric name, Vahuman (New Persian Barman), which he assumed as a sign of his devotion to Vohu Manah ("Good Thought"), the second of the Zoroastrian Amesha Spentas ("Holy Immortals").
The recognition and appreciation of such help is exemplified by the use of personal theophoric names compounded with the name of the divinities.
Following the first essay on ancestry, Chen turns to topics as diverse as the legend of Mulan and the linguistic origin of the Chinese unicorn, the relations between kin and the treatment of canines in various Sino-Altaic cultures, the connections between the Huns, the Bulgars, and the Steppe peoples bordering China, Iranian cultural connections, the use of theophoric names in China and their cultural ancestry, and the likely ancestry (both tribal and cultural) of the celebrated Tang dynasty poet Bai Juyi.
Based on theophoric names, Zevit concludes that the "spread of Yahwism in Israel is pre-Davidic.
The theophoric names, especially that of "Slave of the Praiseworthy," the man who lost his whole family, seem to be chosen deliberately.
The connection with the Syrian steppe is demonstrated further by the thesis of Ma'en Shatnawi (1992), who found that some thirty-four percent of Thamudic theophoric names have verbs or predicates of Amorite origin, though the deity names are local and indigenous.
31) At the same time, cautions should be raised regarding the relations and distinctions between animal-based horoscopic, opprobrious, and theophoric names.